Hardwell discusses reason for choosing DJ name

Since announcing his retirement from live shows, Dutch maestro Hardwell has been explaining key areas of his career on social media. Right back from his early days spinning records in local clubs in the Netherlands, right up to his friendships in the industry with producers like Chuckie, and his recent performances at the likes of ADE, and Ibiza. 

One of the most interesting topics is how Hardwell, real name Robert, chose his DJ name at the start of his career, as he explained that the name actually came from his father. Translating their family name into Latin and English, Robert realised that his name meant ‘Heart Well’ and so decided to slightly modify this and become the superstar we know today.

You can catch more of these stories on the DJ’s Twitter account, where he is hashtagging #StoryOfHardwell

(BA Hons Journalism), 30, London. NCTJ-accredited journalist and dance music lover specialising in interviews, features, editorial work, and reviews. www.journojake.com

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